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Video-based Introductory Mechanics Labs Learning Effects
  Location: HC 3028
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.3
  Time: 8:50 AM -9:00 AM
  Author: Sergio Flores, University of Juarez
(915) 422-3294, seflores@uacj.mx
  Co-Author(s): Juan Ernesto Chavez , Luis Leobardo Alfaro , Maria Dolores Gonzalez , Sergio Miguel Terrazas
  Abstract: Many introductory physics students have understanding problems when they try to learn physics concepts through the knowledge mathematical representations during lab sessions. The research group named Physics and Mathematics in Context from the University of Ciudad, Juarez, Mexico, has developed a research approach based on videos to detect, analyze, and categorize students' understanding of problems to recognize and learn the properties of concepts such as forces as vectors. These videos are projected during the lab sessions to allow a direct interaction between the object knowledge (physical concepts) and the knowledge subject (the students). These videos show the materials, instruments, procedures, and the corresponding description of the cognitive and physical abilities students demand to develop the labs successfully. This didactic design is based on the theories of mathematical representations and visualization. We will show and describe samples of these videos and the corresponding learning effects found during lab sessions.
  Footnotes: None
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